RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2010-2011 Season

LISTEN BACK TO THE 2010-2011 Season by clicking on the links for each concert. Originally broadcast live on RTE lyric fm

Fanfare| 10 September | LISTEN BACK
Elaine Agnew
Jump Up! (world première) [3']
Rimsky-Korsakov Battle at Kerzhenetz [4']
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40 [25']
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 [50']

Simon Trpceski piano | Alan Buribayev conductor

L'America | 17 September | LISTEN BACK
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4 [22']
Piazzolla Concierto de Aconcagua [21']
Piazzolla (arr. James Crabb) Oblivion [5']
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story [22']

James Crabb classical accordion | Baldur Brönnimann conductor

Moving Pictures | 24 September | LISTEN BACK
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 [44']
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition [35']

Barry Douglas piano/conductor

Inspired by Dance | 1 October | LISTEN BACK
John Adams
Guide to Strange Places [23']
Ravel Shéhérazade [15']
Ravel La Valse [14']
John Adams The Chairman Dances [12']
Ravel Boléro [16']

Imelda Drumm mezzo soprano | Jonathan Schiffman conductor

Heroic and Sublime | 8 October | LISTEN BACK
Dvorák
Nocturne for String Orchestra in B, Op. 40/B47 [7']
Tippett Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli [19']
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Op. 55 'Eroica' [47']

Alan Smale violin | Elaine Clark violin | Martin Johnson cello
Kenneth Montgomery conductor

Homage | 15 October | LISTEN BACK
J.S. Bach
Mass in B minor, BWV232 [108']

Malin Christensson soprano | Alison Browner alto
Sean Clayton tenor | Matthew Hargreaves bass
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (chorus master Mark Duley)
Nicholas Kraemer conductor

Autumn | 22 October | LISTEN BACK
R. Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome, Op. 54 [7']
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K622 [19']
Mozart The Magic Flute Overture, K620 [7']
R. Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite, Op. 59 [19']

John Finucane clarinet/conductor

Tilting at Windmills | 29 October | LISTEN BACK
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin [17']
Debussy Nocturnes [25']
R. Strauss Don Quichotte, Op. 35 [38']

Martin Johnson cello | Adele Johnson solo viola
Ladies of the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir(chorus master Mark Duley)
Pascal Rophé conductor

Mozartian Light and Shade | 5 November | LISTEN BACK
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat, K271 [32']
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12 in A, K414 [25']
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466 [32']

Finghin Collins piano/director

The Virtuoso Orchestra | 12 November | LISTEN BACK
Respighi
Fountains of Rome [15']
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 [18']
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra [36']

Johannes Moser cello
Alan Buribayev conductor

By the Waters of Babylon | 26 November | LISTEN BACK
Sibelius
The Captive Queen, Op. 48 [15'] (Sung in Finnish)
Walton Belshazzar's Feast [36']
Nielsen Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 'The Inextinguishable' [36']

Ashley Holland baritone
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (chorus master Mark Duley)
Hannu Lintu conductor

Russian Fables | 3 December | LISTEN BACK
Prokofiev Suite from The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 [15']
Glazunov Violin Concerto in A minor [21']
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade [42']

Ilya Gringolts violin
Alan Buribayev conductor

A Christmas Gala Evening with Celine Byrne
10 December | LISTEN BACK

WILD SWANS | Friday 14 January| LISTEN BACK
Weber Oberon Overture [9']
Jan Sandström Echoes of Eternity (Irish première) [24']
Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E flat, Op. 82 [30']

Jason Sinclair trombone
Christian Lindberg trombone/conductor

THE CELLO SINGS | Friday 21 January | LISTEN BACK
Dvorák Serenade in D minor for Winds, Op. 44 [24']
(Directed by John Finucane)
Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major [24']
Haydn Cello Concerto in D Major [25']

Pieter Wispelwey cello/director

SYMPHONIC PEAKS AND VISTAS | Friday 28 January
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Bruckner Symphony No. 8 in C minor [77']

Gerhard Markson
conductor

SOUNDTRACKS | Friday 4 February | LISTEN BACK
Lambert
Anna Karenina [10']
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 [33']
Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 7 (Sinfonia Antarctica) [41']

Jong-Hai Park piano (2nd prizewinner AXA DIPC 2009)
Regina Nathan soprano
New Dublin Voices
John Wilson
conductor

EAST MEETS WEST | Friday 11 February | LISTEN BACK
Ives
The Unanswered Question [6']
Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta [27']
Dvorák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World' [40']

Carlos Kalmar conductor

ROYAL BLOOD | Friday 18 February | LISTEN BACK
Milhaud La Création du monde [16']
Honegger King David [74'] (Narrated in French)

Karen Vourc'h soprano
Elodie Méchain alto
Robin Tritschler tenor
Eric Génovèse narrator
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (chorus master Mark Duley)
Pascal Rophé conductor

RUSSIAN ROULETTE | Friday 25 February| LISTEN BACK
Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 [39']
Rachmaninov (orch. Respighi) Études tableaux, Nos 1, 2, 3 and 5 [25']
Respighi Pines of Rome [24']

Peter Donohoe piano
Stefan Blunier conductor

FIRE AND FOREBODING | Friday 4 March | LISTEN BACK
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1 [27']
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 [57']

Michael McHale piano
Matthew Wood conductor

La bohème | Friday 25 March | LISTEN BACK
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra presents
Puccini La bohème : A concert performance

Bryan Hymel
tenor as Rodolfo, a poet
Sinéad Mulhern soprano as Mimì, a seamstress
Garry Magee baritone as Marcello, a painte
Daniel Grice baritone as Schaunard, a musician
Claudia Boyle soprano as Musetta, a singer
Brindley Sherratt bass as Colline, a philosopher
Deryck Hamon bass as Benoît, their landlord

Rory Macdonald conductor

ROMAN HOLIDAY | Friday 1 April | LISTEN BACK
Respighi Roman Festivals [24']
Boccherini Cello Concerto No. 9 in B flat, G482 [27']
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92 [33']

Andreas Brantelid cello
Dmitri Jurowski conductor

...THUS WITH A KISS I DIE... | Friday 8 April | LISTEN BACK
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Op. 83 [46']
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (excerpts), Op. 64 [35']

Barry Douglas piano/conductor

VISIONS OF THE FUTURE |Friday 15 April | LISTEN BACK
Liszt
Orpheus [13']
Scriabin Piano Concerto in F sharp minor [28']
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat [19']
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements [22']

Peter Jablonski piano
Hannu Lintu conductor

THE SOUND OF BELLS | Friday 29 April | LISTEN BACK
R. Strauss
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 [33']
Rachmaninov The Bells, Op. 35 [35']

Marina Shaguch soprano
Evgeny Akimov tenor
Vassily Gerello baritone
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (chorus master Mark Duley)
Alan Buribayev conductor

CRIES AND WHISPERS | Friday 13 May | LISTEN BACK
Haydn Symphony No. 86 in D*
*Replacing the previously advertised new work by Andrew Hamilton
Sibelius Violin Concerto, Op. 47 [31']
Nielsen Symphony No. 5, Op. 50 [34']

Stefan Jackiw violin
Hannu Lintu conductor

WIT AND PANACHE | Friday 20 May | LISTEN BACK
Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 6 in B flat, K238 [20']
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 19 in F, K459 [28']
Mozart Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos in E flat, K365 [24']

Cédric Tiberghien piano
Finghin Collins piano/director

FULL CIRCLE | Friday 27 May | LISTEN BACK
Rimsky-Korsakov
May Night Overture [8']
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 [22']
Linda Buckley chiyo [10']
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 [35']

Freddy Kempf piano
Alan Buribayev conductor

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